This Weekend: Great Deals and Sales, Plus What’s Happening Around Town

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COOK LA Cooking School: 10% off any class of your choice.  Classes for all ages and tastes, including an upcoming camp for ages 9-17! 10938 Ventura Blvd.  Studio City (818) 760-5157. Mention My Daily Find to redeem.

Furniture Discounts and No Sales Tax: Hotel Surplus Outlet in Van Nuys has more incredible deals on a wide variety of new and used furniture, plus new arrivals from upscale hotel properties—all prices at up to 80% off. Pay NO SALES TAX through August 1 with mention of My Daily Find. Get special prices on mirrors. artwork and accessories. Get a top grain leather Bellagio three piece sofa, love seat and chair set at a promotion price of $1395. Buy one upholstered hotel lounge chair for $50 and get one for free. Hotel Surplus16625 Saticoy Street, Van Nuys, (818) 787-7807.  Monday through Friday 9 am – 6 pm; Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday 10 am -5 pm

Grand Opening Offer:  Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill in Studio City is offering My Daily Find readers 20% OFF Lunch or Dinner* – Print or show this offer at Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill Studio City to receive 20% off lunch or dinner.  - *Dine-in only. Not to be combined with any other offers or coupons. One time use. Not valid with alcohol purchases. Expires: 8/10/12. Coupon Code: PC109. 12050 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, (818) 762-3330

Wedding Dress Sample Sale: Know a bride-to-be? Tell them to run down to Unique Vintage this weekend and save up to 40% on designer brands such as Maggie Sottero, Allure, Mori Lee and Fancy New York.  Unique Vintage is located at 2013 W. Magnolia Blvd. Burbank. Hours: Friday July 27 (10am-6pm), Saturday July 28th (10am-6pm), Sunday July 29th (11am-4pm)

Music at the LA Zoo:   It’s global fusion, plus the animals, of course, on Friday, July 27 from 6 -9 p.m. Animals can be seen until 8 p.m. Performances take place throughout the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens while guests view more than a few animals staying up past their bedtimes.  Picnics are permitted, but impressive food and beverages offerings are available.   Food stations set up around the Zoo offer an array of dining options, including Street Tacos with Pickled Slaw and Zoo Chili Sauce; Banh Mi Pork Belly Sandwiches on Ficelle Roll; Chicken Andouille Sausage, Maersenbier German Bratwursts; Dry Aged Angus Beef Burger; and BBQ Pulled Pork Slider with Bacon Coleslaw and “Sassy and Spicy” BBQ.   Local micro brewery Golden Road and Eagle Rock beers are available as well.  Admission to “Music in the Zoo” for GLAZA members is $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 2-12; general public prices are $20 for adults and $15 for children ages 2-12.  Children under age 2 are free.

Westfield Fashion Square: It’s Friday Flicks on Friday at  7 p.m. on the Dining Terrace.  Cars 2 will begin at 7 p.m. Grab dinner at the food court.


The Downtown Burbank Car Classic: The festivities kick-off on July 27 with a special preview party from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Participants will join in a nostalgic trip down memory lane at the original Bob’s Big Boy, 4211 West Riverside Drive in Burbank, where the 1950’s are still being celebrated. On July 28, an exciting showcase for restored and pre-1974 sports cars, exotics and hot rods, will cruise into Downtown Burbank from 3 to 9 p.m. The show will feature hundreds of vintage and renovated vehicles stretching along San Fernando Boulevard from Magnolia Boulevard to Angeleno Avenue as well as on adjacent streets in Downtown Burbank. Included will be plenty of family entertainment, music and automotive-related vendor-booths.


8th Annual Topanga Film Festival : The Topanga Film Festival is dedicated to the exhibition of independent and experimental film, and as well, is currently expanding its focus to promotion of film and trans-format digital content. The festival hopes to bridge cultures, create and expand community, provide cultural exchange, networking opportunities and educational outreach. July 26-29. Venues Include Pine Tree Circle, 120 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga; Trust Ranch, 1291 Will Geer Rd, Topanga; Mountain Mermaid, Shuttled from Community House, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd.


The  Third Annual Chinatown Summer Nights: It’s back on July 28 (and August 11 and 25) with a fresh lineup of great food, art and music for perfect summer festival fare.  Large outdoor dance floor featuring KCRW 89.9 DJs Anthony Valadez, Jason Bentley, Jeremy Sole, Valida and Aaron Byrd/. The LA Weekly live music stage features  some of the hottest local music acts. Also, look for Iron Chef-style cooking competitions and live demonstrations, gourmet food trucks, hands-on Chinese cultural activities and workshops,live art and large-scale outdoor video projections, gift vendors and more. Events are free and open to all ages. Bike racks and plenty of parking available. For more information on LA Craft Experience: | Chinatown Summer Nights  5 p.m. to Midnight. 943 – 951 N. Broadway, Los Angeles CA 90012 (Central and West Plazas)

Public Star Party: Get out to the Griffith Observatory this Saturday, July 28 from 2 p.m.- 9:45 p.m for a free public star party. Look at the sun, moon, visible planets, and other objects, to try out a variety of telescopes, and to talk to knowledgeable amateur astronomers about the sky and their equipment.

Art Directors Guild Opening: In celebration of its 75th Anniversary, the Art Directors Guild (ADG) honors Robert F. Boyle and Boris Leven, two  Oscar® winning Production Designers whose careers span over 50 years, with “Two Friends: Two Artists,” a special Gallery 800 Exhibit and hosted reception, July 28, 5pm- 8 pm. The tribute spotlights Boyle and Leven’s personal watercolors created during their travels to California and Mexico during the 1930′s and 40′s and runs from July 28 through September 8  at Gallery 800 at the  Lankershim Arts Center, located in the heart of the NoHo Arts District.

Movies on the Green Come watch This Is It, the film that represents the last-known footage from the rehearsals of Michael Jackson’s planned concert tour in 2009. Filmed before his untimely death, the concert encompasses what would have been an epic show with all of his hits and dancing steps featured.. Saturday, July 28, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Warner Center Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills.


Children’s Book Event: Entertaining Elephants, a clothing and lifestyle boutique is hosting a book reading at the Studio City Farmers Market on Sunday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. with Kimberly Muller, author of Last Night I Swam With a Mermaid, a new children’s book filled with under-water photography. Gather round for a reading by Hannah the Mermaid .  Kids can create their own natural charm necklaces from shell, sea glass, shark’s teeth and other ocean treasures. Books, mermaid treats and other ocean-inspired goodies for sale.  A percentage of proceeds will be donated to Phillipe Cousteau’s EARTHECHO International, engaging and inspiring young people to help shape the future of the planet. Entertaining Elephants, 12053 ½ Ventura Place, Studio City.

Artisan Market & Food Truck Frolic :  It’s a monthly event from 10 a.m.- 4p.m. at the Hidden Gardens and Chateau. Check out local water color, acrylic and Mosaic artists, eclectic gift Items, hand-made jewelry, glass art, clothing, Nelson’s Greenhouse and the Meet The Greek food truck. Parking Lot & Garden, Hidden Chateau & Gardens, 23130 Sherman Way, West Hills, 818-610-3228

Concert on the Green: Groove withThe Petty Breakers (Tom Petty Tribute Band) on Sunday at 6 p.m.  It’s FREE! Bring a picnic and chairs. Warner Center Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Woodland Hills.

Face to Face at The Starlight Bowl: It’s a tribute to Elton John and Bill Joel  at The Starlight Bowl in Burbank this Sunday  from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., 1249 Lockheed View Dr., Burbank.  Adults: $10 Children (3-12): $6 Seniors (60+)/Disabled: $6 Children 2 and under free (excluding box seats) Tickets purchased at the gate on the evening of the performance will be an additional $2 per ticket. Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more.

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